Where To Get Outdoors During Wildfire Season

Jun 14, 2013

Hikers in central New Mexico.
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UPDATE 6/21: Starting at 8a on Monday, June 24th the Santa Fe National Forest will be closed to public entry. 


Some people, especially many in Santa Fe may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the ring of fire that has surrounded the state's capitol city. 

But State Fire Information Officer Dan Ware wants everyone to know that, really, the whole state is not on fire.

"There are millions of acres of public lands open for business," Ware says. "State parks, national forests. These areas are open and ready to have folks visit. There are fire restrictions in place." 

Ware says "know before you go."

Here are the 5 national forests in New Mexico, including areas that are open in the Santa Fe National Forest and the Cibola National Forest. 

There are also many state parks where you can camp like Hyde Memorial State Park or Conchas Lake. 

We've got tons of National Parks in New Mexico, too. Check out this interactive map